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Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:48

Thank you Hosta.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:45

Have a lovely time Liri.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:44

Thank you everyone.

Glad Clari got her pay at last. What a worry! Hope the next pay arrives when it should.

More sorting done. Bedroom curtains are up and look pretty.

I like sugar and lemon pancakes best, not having pancakes today, though I will be cooking a ready meal here for the first time.

We went to Norwich today to buy a bathroom wall cupboard for medicines, a kitchen scales and a bread bin (OH's got lost in his move from France to Eastbourne, that move was a nightmare too, it snowed and not everything seemed to turn up) and we bought in the sales an oak chest of drawers (which matches the bedside tables we bought last month). That was a struggle to get upstairs - had to lift it over the banister rail. OH had a chest of drawers which the removal men got up the stairs, but not enough room in it for both of us as we had to leave his huge oak wardrobe behind for his daughter 'cos it wouldn't fit here.

The car said it was 6° but it felt warmer. My eyes didn't stream. In France it would have felt colder I think, my eyes always start running when it gets to 7°.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:59

Thanks Dove. The removal men were great, if anyone wants to move from Eastbourne I can recommend them.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:51

Morning all. Just spent ages reading back to Sunday, in between helping OH to put up a curtain rail.

We had a nightmare journey from the flat in Eastbourne to the cottage in SW Norfolk. Gales were dreadful in Eastbourne, the removal men were worried about the journey home when the small lorry would be empty.

The Dartford Bridge was closed so they were using half the tunnel for the traffic going South, huge queues, never seen so many lorries. The cars and lorries were rocking in the wind as they waited in the queue. By the time we got through the tunnel I was bursting for the loo so OH turned off for Thurrock services. Oh dear, big mistake! But I had no option. Trafic was almost at a standstill, took 30 mins to get into the services and an hour to get out back onto the M25. Then more queues blocking our way off the motorway to the M11 as there had been an accident.

The removal men arrived about an hour and a half before us, thank God I gave them the key. They had just about finished loading when we arrived at the cottage. 

But the forecast heavy rain stayed off in Norfolk and the wind wasn't nearly as strong as in Eastbourne and up to London.

Unpacked most of the kitchen stuff last night and went to the local pub for dinner. Only the dining chairs and a rocking chair to sit on until tomorrow when IKEA will be delivering the sofas.

Glad to see Fairygirl is back. Hope punkdoc gets well soon. Must be well for the Valentine's party.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 09:59

Thank you punkdoc. We will minister to your needs, such as hot toddies or whatever, unless Mrs. pd wants us out of the way. Hope you are better by then, though.

Heat mat or electric propagator

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 21:26

I have one with room for 4 trays, it's great. It's in the greenhouse and with that and 3 heated propagators it helps keep the frost at bay too. Then when the seedlings are potted on if a cold night is forecast the pots of the more tender plants can sit on the mat.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:47

Came on here to say we had lovely meal out with OH's daughter, but ended up writing about myself. Probably had too much wine


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:46

Thank you Chicky. Forgot the wellies!

I think I'm not as sociable as DD. When I was younger in France the children were at school and OH was at work I didn't work then but I didn't mind being on my own. Then when OH died and children were at school and university I was on my own much more but that was a horrid time because OH wasn't coming back from work. Nights were awful. But I got used to it and when I met 2nd OH I was fairly antisocial and spent all day in the garden or with my horse and dog. I did try doing B&B for a bit but didn't put as much into it as DD and there was hardly internet so advertising was harder.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:37

Yviestevie, the Norfolk cottage has a small courtyard garden and a front flowerbed which has nothing in it. I'll have fun with that later.

We are sitting in a packed up flat surrounded by boxes waiting to go to the pub down the road to eat with OH's family. Howling gale and raining, glad my anorak has a hood.

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